This Mega-Popular Eyelash Serum Transformed My Lashes—and It’s 70% Off Right Now

Whenever I purchase a highly-reviewed product online, I can’t help feeling very skeptical (but still hopeful) that it’ll actually live up to its claims. So when I finally decided to take the plunge on the Pronexa Hairgenics Lavish Lash serum ($30, marked down from $100; amazon.com) that I’d been hearing about everywhere, I was pleasantly surprised (read: utterly shocked) when […]

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After Pregnancy Loss, Acupuncture Helped My 60-Day Periods Return to 30-Day Periods

There are a lot of things no one tells you about what your body goes through during and after a miscarriage. After two pregnancy losses, my body had tilted far enough off of its normal axis that my standard 30-day menstrual cycles spiraled to 60-day cycles. It wasn’t until I tried acupuncture for my menstrual cycle that it began to […]

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The Breath Guy: Breath work helped me support my dad with his multiple sclerosis

MenTal(k) Health is a weekly series that focuses on the way that men look at health and beyond. So far, we have spoken to mental health experts, cancer survivors, actors and nutritionists about what it means to be a healthy man every day. This week, we speak to 28-year-old Richie Bostock, more commonly known as The Breath Guy, who tells […]

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I Had a Perfectly Normal EKG at My Check-Up—and the Next Day I Had a Heart Attack

  On the day of my annual physical, I wasn’t worried about my heart: At 63, I was a non-smoker with a BMI of 20 who got (mostly) regular exercise and took no daily medication. A blood test the week prior had shown my total cholesterol was 187, with a good HDL/LDL ratio and low triglycerides. The report included this reassuring notation: “lower relative cardiovascular risk […]

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Ryan Reynolds: ‘I’m Going to Be So Needy’ When My Daughters Go to College

Let’s hope Gossip Girl is around in 15 years to give Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, updates on their daughters when they leave the nest! Though the couple’s kids are both under the age of 5, the Deadpool actor already knows he’s going to be a mess when the little ones go off to college. “I just think […]

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I Stopped Weekend Workouts Because of My Kids

When my twins were toddlers, I was pretty near fanatical about working out. The combination of needing an outlet after going from no kids to suddenly having two, and the fact that my 40th birthday was approaching, made me put fitness on the front burner. And it was great. My six-days-a-week exercise routine got us out of the house and over to the gym, which […]

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In this photo I am living my best life. The reality was very different

In pictures, Jill Stark seemed happy. But the reality was very different. In the photograph I am living my best life. Dressed in a fire engine red evening gown, I am clutching a glass of champagne at a glamorous arts festival ball with one of my closest friends. The photographer captures me mid-laugh, a candid moment which will later prompt […]

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